July 7, 2015

First Trip to the Dentist

The recommendation these days is to take your child to the dentist when they first get teeth. Sophie's teeth started coming in at 4 months and I thought it seemed a little ridiculous to take an infant to the dentist so we waited. Now that she's two and has all her baby teeth, however, I thought it would be good to schedule an appointment.

Sophie was really anxious about the visit, and truthfully I was a bit nervous too. She actually does really well with adults and strangers, but 2 is an unpredictable age so I asked Dave to come along for support. Turns out we had nothing to worry about... those pediatrics offices are awesome! The staff was really friendly, the decorations were amazing, and we both had a great experience! The best part was her x-rays showed no cavities, and that her baby and adult teeth are perfectly aligned with plenty of space to come in! To celebrate a successful visit we took her to get a free cookie at Smiths. Good job Sophie!

She had her teeth brushed and flossed by a hygienist. The hygentist gave her a Minnie Mouse toothbrush - score!

Sophie brought her two Cinderellas to the visit for comfort, but they were not needed. In the exam room they had a movie playing and gave her some glasses so the light wouldn't bother her eyes. She completely zoned out, even though the movie was only playing credits.

Her room was decorated with every Disney princess imaginable. It's like it was made just for her!

Getting examed by the dentist.  He counted her teeth, gave her a fluoride treatment, and walked us through her x-rays. His only recommendation was for us to start flossing between her two back molars to prevent cavities. I'm not sure how much she's going to like that, but we'll try!

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